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Patriot Cruises

At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
+1 410-745-3100
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Interesting trip

Great orientation via the water to the St. Michaels area. Very knowledgeable boat captain who was... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2015
Reading, PA
A Nice Tour of theRiver

Upon visiting St. Michaels we decided to take a tour with the Patriot. We arrived for the 11:00... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia
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Imagine taking in the beauty of the Miles River and St Michaels on a replica of a 1930's steam ship called "The Patriot". We help you become familiar with the area as we cruise upon the beautiful Miles River, part of the Chesapeake Bay Estuary which is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about our local beginnings, view historic homes and wildlife, and watch local watermen harvest clams, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab during their respective seasons.The PATRIOT offers more than the historical scenic cruises for which it is famous. Four daily cruises are scheduled as well as evening charters for a variety of events. Let our captain and crew cater your small intimate affairs with close friends, family reunions, corporate events and more! Relax while you and your guests enjoy beautiful views along the Miles River that change with the seasons. We cruise from Mid-May to Mid- October at 12:30 and 2:30pm on Weekdays and at 11am, 12:30, 2:30 and 4:00pm on Weekends. We hold our famous Island Music Cocktail Cruise on many Saturday evenings at 5:30pm. Check our Patriot Cruises website for availability.We cruise weekends only from Mid-April through Mid-May and Mid-Ocotber through Mid- November at 12:30 and 2:30pm.Prices are $24.50 for Adults, $22.00 for those 65 and over, $12.50 for those 12-17, $5.00 for those 3-11 and all under 3 are free!
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At the foot of Cherry Street, Next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD 21663
+1 410-745-3100
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Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great orientation via the water to the St. Michaels area. Very knowledgeable boat captain who was entertaining as well as knowledgeable.

Thank T M
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Upon visiting St. Michaels we decided to take a tour with the Patriot. We arrived for the 11:00 cruise, which was sparsely attended. The staff of the boat were all very friendly. The captain offered great live commentary, aided by some recorded history of the...More

1  Thank cracklinob
Reviewed July 5, 2015

As part of our trip to St. Michaels we decided to take the Cocktail Cruise and liked it so much we took the historical cruise the next day. Both days we had Captain John who was just a lot of fun as well as being...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed June 30, 2015

if you come to St.Michaels you really must go out on The Patriot. Until you get out on the river you don't realize just how beautiful this area is and the knowledgeable captain and crew will show you all the sights. Take an evening cruise...More

Thank Josephine B
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Went with my husband. We had a nice time. Sat up top under the canopy where we were able to enjoy the breeze but stay out of the bright sun. We had reasonably priced drinks from the bar downstairs. The bartender was quite nice and...More

1  Thank dana9880
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had heard about the boat tours in St. Michaels but could not bear the thought of ponying up $100 for a skipjack tour so we settled for this. It was a nice excursion with some enjoyable historical sights but probably not...More

1  Thank Kate S
Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Patriot Cruise is a very pleasant and wonderfully enlightened experience of cruising around historical St. Michaels on a steel trawler that is perfect for the run. And, while It's rare that the staff of a tourist attraction actually enjoy their jobs and care that...More

2  Thank pacolbert
Reviewed June 17, 2015

This boat is well equipped for any weather, and is air conditioned on one of the levels. It was a relaxing and informative historical tour of the Myles River and St. Michaels. Well worth the price.

Thank cocoa120141094
Reviewed June 4, 2015

We took the Patriot cruise last week. We were one of 15 people on the boat (middle of the week) and sat upstairs, bow front. There was an ongoing presentation over the intercom that spoke to the history and tales of the Miles River and...More

1  Thank Carl O
Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had a nice sunny day and spent 1 1/2 hours on the Patriot cruising the waters around St. Michaels. The Guide provided lots of history ( founding of the area, battles that took place, connections to movies filmed in the area and the importance...More

1  Thank claimsgal
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Marsha P
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Response from Stephanie M | Reviewed this property |
will not be able to access top deck and hear your guide
September 8, 2016|
Response from PatriotCruises | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are allowed on the Patriot as long as we have room and they are always free. They may need to hug the Captain at some point or maybe even help drive the boat😃 We look forward to seeing you this weekend... More